Alumni & Giving

Reunion 2016

Alumni Reunion 2016 - April 15 & 16, 2016 featuring Bob Schneider

Reunion 2016 is April 15-16, 2016 and honors classes whose years end in "1" and "6" from 1966–2011. All Texas Law alumni are encouraged to attend the festivities. Registration tentatively opens December 2015.

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A Message From Dean Melton

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A message from Becky Edgar Melton, '94, Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations & Development:

These are exciting times at the Law School!

We have just welcomed the class of 2018 to our campus. The “new” Dean, Ward Farnsworth, is now in his his fourth year. There’s a dynamic mix of longtime and new faculty, and we’re all awaiting the return of Bill Powers to teach first-year Torts next fall. The school is abuzz with activity and enthusiasm.

Most exciting to me, as the Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development, and a member of the Class of ’94, is that alumni participation is breaking all records. The number of alumni giving back to Texas Law with both time and money is at an all-time high. And with state support down to record lows, we need everyone’s help.

Please come to one of our alumni receptions to spend time with the Dean and fellow alums. Let us connect you with the leader of your local alumni group to find events in your area. Better yet, come see us in Austin for the famous Law School tailgate party in the fall, or Reunion in the spring. The law school calendar page highlights events for alumni, or contact Angela Krause, our Director of Alumni Relations: or 512-471-7188.

If you’d like to help, there are many options. You can sign up to be a mentor to a current student or young alum in your area; you can give an annual gift in any amount to any area of the Law School meaningful to you to help us reach our participation goal; or, you can participate with an alumni group in your area on networking and social opportunities.

Finally, the Law School is in the middle of a major campaign, the Endowment for Excellence, to raise new student scholarship funds to help keep the best and the brightest students coming to Texas Law. There are opportunities to participate at every giving level. Please consider being a part of it.

No matter what you can do now, let us hear from you!

Becky Edgar Melton '94
Assistant Dean, Alumni Relations and Development

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The Sharlot Memorial Scholarship Fund

The former students, colleagues, and friends of late Dean Mike Sharlot are funding a scholarship in his honor.  Help us remember this brilliant legal scholar, gifted teacher, and great leader of our Law School. We want this scholarship to provide the most substantial benefit possible for our students and also to serve as a fitting tribute to our outstanding Dean and his exemplary legacy as a mentor and friend to so many of us.

Give to the Sharlot Scholarship

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Annual Giving

Texas Law is committed to attracting and retaining the best legal scholars and students from across the country. To preserve these high standards of excellence and continue to move toward the future, we need your help. Every gift that is made to the law school, whether for unrestricted use, student support, programmatic support or faculty and research support, will ensure that our high standards of excellence are preserved for years to come.

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Parents Leadership Association

The Texas Law Parents Leadership Association serves as a platform for parents of enrolled law students to be involved with the Law School and to support Dean Farnsworth’s programs and initiatives.

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Endowed Funds

Endowments provide the critical support for faculty, students and programs that distinguish a good law school from a great one. The generosity of our alumni and friends help The University of Texas School of Law recruit world-class faculty, provide scholarships to outstanding students and support the sixth largest academic law library in the country.

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100% Giving Challenge

The 100% Giving Challenge is an outstanding way for you and your firm to support the law school. To qualify for membership, 100% of the Texas Law Alumni at your firm contribute to the law school’s Annual Fund during the fiscal year, which starts Sept. 1 and runs until Aug. 31. Firms must have a total of 10 alumni or more to participate.

Learn more about the 100% Giving Challenge